Jemima Piggott discusses her time spent living in the Middle East and what she learnt about women’s work culture there.
F1 – Money Above Morals?
Will Usherwood-Bliss comments on Formula 1’s complicity in helping nations with poor human rights records improve their reputation through ‘sportswashing’.
Money Talks as Saudi Newcastle Takeover Finally Reaches Completion
Rob Worthington discusses the ramifications of Newcastle United’s new Saudi investors on the Premier League and football as a whole.
Formula 1: How Much Does Money Talk?
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro looks at the finances involved in Formula 1 and whether the money a country can offer to stage races matters more to the sport than any political or human rights issues that that country may have.
Africa: Continent at the Crossroads
Online Features Editor Bryan Knight reports on the recent political developments in Africa and assesses the threats faced by the continent. In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an ambitious initiative that would revamp an ancient trade network that connected the Eastern world with the West. This ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, as it is commonly […]
Yemen: The Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis
On October 23rd, Mark Lowcock, the United Nation’s under-secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Coordinator (OACH) gave a briefing about the famine in Yemen. He described it as “much bigger than anything any professional have seen in their life”. Today, 8 million people are dependent on emergency food aid and this figure will anytime soon […]
Saudi’s Prince Salman promises rapid cultural reform
On October 24 at an investment conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman announced NEOM, a high-tech, futuristic city with a $500 billion pricetag. It’s one of the most ambitious projects in the the country’s Vision 2030 program, which seeks to pivot Saudi Arabia from an oil-based banana republic into a leader […]
Feminist Friday: The petition against Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system
Saudi women are not free to make any major life decisions without assent from a male guardian. Under the guardianship system, it is impossible for women to enter employment, begin university, rent a flat, marry or travel abroad without consent from a male guardian, usually their father or husband. A petition to end guardianship, the first […]
The Foreign Perspective: Yemen’s Forgotten War
Last week, a Médecins sans Frontières hospital in northern Yemen was bombed by the Saudi-American coalition, destroying the only hospital where Yemenis from the surrounding local area could go for aid and health care. However, despite the controversial nature of the strike it was given little to no airtime on news outlets, and highlights a […]